Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Looking for ways to influence people to drive traffic to your business or brand?
Join us at Capital Factory + The DEC for happy hour and a live AMA all about entertainment innovation in Texas! Come hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and even a former executive for Marvel. You’ll have a chance to introduce yourself, mingle and ask questions!
YOU’LL GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS LIKE…
- Where is the entertainment industry trending?
- How do I get plugged into the Dallas entertainment startup sene?
- What events should I go to?
YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT…
- Why Texas
- Capital Factory
- Film Innovation
HAVE QUESTIONS BEFOREHAND?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Entertainment Innovations Questions!
For more information on Parking at Capital Factory + The DEC please visit our site.
HWNT Dallas is pleased to partner with Valerie Hope, CEO of Connect to Joy, to help you create and achieve meaningful goals. Valerie is an empowering globe-trotting executive coach and speaker who for more than 20 years has inspired and activated leaders to come alive!
Are you ready to dig deeper laugh out louder and dream bigger to create a life and career you love?
Join us on October 15th at Capitol Factory and bring a friend. If you haven’t registered to be a member please do so hereand take advantage of membership pricing!
Networking starts at 6:00pm and programing begins at 6:30pm promptly. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be included with ticket putchase. Seating is limited.
Curious about coding? Join us for an opportunity to get some hands-on experience with HTML and CSS from a Codeup instructor!
Come join us at our first-ever Dallas Learn to Code workshop, where you can learn the basics of programming! No previous programming knowledge is required at all. And the best part is, it’s FREE!
Take a step to jumpstart your career with other professionals, who are just like you!
This Learn to Code workshop will cover the basics of HTML & CSS.
Must bring your own laptop (any kind!)
Age requirement: You must be 17 years of age to participate.
The Lone Star State has long been known for its business-friendly practices that promote entrepreneurship and a thriving economy. However, some more California-type regulations are starting to creep in. In Dallas, specifically, the city is working to implement a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance that will hinder small businesses and, in turn, its employees. Please join the Dallas LLC* for a conversation about what challenges real business owners are currently facing, what’s on the horizon for our city and state, as well as how it affects you: as a taxpayer, an entrepreneur, and an employee.
- John Hagan, Managing Partner, Hagan Law Group and plaintiff with the Dallas paid sick leave lawsuit
- Scott Osborn, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Lights All Night
- Moderated by Shelby Sterling, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served.
*Liberty Leadership Council events are open to young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are looking to get involved in conservative public policy. Click here for more information.
Stay up-to-date with the Dallas LLC by following our private Facebook page! Click here to join.
Want a personal brand that never gets lost in the crowd?
Join us for an inimate fireside chat with Goldie Chan and Sofiya Deva along with a mix and mingle directly afterwards.
Learn from Goldie Chan, one of the top Digital Strategists on LinkedIn (as seen in Forbes, Fast Co, Inc. Magazine and more). Called the “Oprah of Linkedin” by Huffington Post, she has perfected creating the stand out brand and works closely with C-level executives for Fortune 500 companies to perfect their personal brands, too.
Moderator, Sofiya Deva, is VP of Marketing at Zen Media. She has supported notable brands like Chase, U.S. Navy and Tupperware in their quest to stand out and thrive in the digital age, won a Platinum Hermes and a gold Addy for her work, and currently writes for Dallas Business Journal and CMO. She is fascinated by the intersection of personal brand building and a purpose-driven life, and believes women entrepreneurs face unique challenges and require unique support in staking their own claims.
This is an event designed for you, so bring your questions, and get ready to create or re-evaluate your personal brand and create a presence that gets you what you want — from your career and your life!
Have a great business concept but need practice refining those rough edges? Gaining traction with your company but need another round of VC funding? Come practice pitching in a safe environment where we will have mentors from successful startups and VC firms help give you feedback on communication, story-telling, and key information to include. Bring your decks/laptops, and we’ll bring the pizza + drinks.
Leading up to the 2nd SoGal Annual Pitch Competition, we will increase the focus on helping you pitch to effectively communicate your value proposition to venture capital firms. Regional round will be held in Dallas, and winner will be flown to California to compete for >$1 MM in capital. Apply here.
6:30 – 6:50 Networking
6:50 – 7:00 Pitching Refresher by Laura Baldwin from GoldenSeeds
7:00 – 8:00 Pitch Practice
SoGal is the largest global platform for women & diverse entrepreneurs and investors that provides resources, education and community for a 100K+ person network with chapters in 40+ cities around the world. We are built by an inspiring and fearless group of visionaries and executors, and have been featured in Forbes, Inc, Fortune, WSJ, and more, SoGal’s mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship.
SoGal is a champion for diversity & inclusion, and aims to serve members from ALL backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in entrepreneurship. All genders are welcome.
Who: Janie Cooke & Caroline Nix, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of O-Venture
What: a fashion lifestyle brand that celebrates saving women time and giving an extra hand to hold onto what’s most important with its accessories line, including the beloved Big O Key Ring
Where: Capital Factory + The DEC (3102 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75219)
When: October 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
What Else: Beats, Eats & Treats Provided
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Come learn with us at Digital Marketing Bootcamp Dallas for the following presentation:
7 Public Relations Strategies to Grow Your Business with Dr. Debbie Davis, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Professor of Practice at Texas Tech University; award-winning educator, communications practitioner, and former TV News Producer
About Our Speaker
Dr. Debbie Davis ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, is an award-winning educator, communications practitioner and former TV news producer. To the classroom, she brings extensive experience in corporate communications for multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Eli Lilly and Anthem. She recently joined Texas Tech University as an assistant professor of practice where she primarily teaches in the online graduate program and advises the student-run agency, RaiderComm PR. Her research interests focus on student-run agencies and PR pedagogy. Previously, she led Ball State University’s nationally-recognized undergraduate public-relations program and led PRSA CEPR re-certification efforts for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She also served as faculty adviser to Cardinal Communications, one of the longest-operating student-run agencies in the nation. In 2016, she co-advised a collaboration of BSU and University of Indianapolis PR students who successfully hosted the PRSSA National Conference. Debbie was recognized within her college and university for excellent teaching and professional connectivity. Her more than 20 years of professional public relations work also attest to her ability to span boundaries between the professional and academic public relations environments. Debbie’s expertise in crisis communications and media relations has supported major product launches in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, garnered media coverage that favorably shaped public perception and policy in the insurance industry, and guided organizations through high-stakes strategic changes and business crises. Debbie oversaw the successful national PR launch of a life-changing medicine, won global attention for the world’s first infertility procedure performed live on the Internet and helped guide advocacy efforts in a $20 billion merger. Dr. Davis is involved in numerous organizations dedicated to public relations and the education of its future practitioners. She serves on the executive committees for both the College of Fellows and Educators Academy – as Co-Chair of Education Initiatives for the Fellows and as a director-at-large for EA. Debbie recently joined the Commission on Public Relations Education as one of two College of Fellows representatives. She is the assembly delegate for the West Texas PRSA Chapter and serves as an associate editor for the AEJMC Public Relations Division newsletter. She has received numerous local, regional and national awards, including twice being named Indianapolis IABCs Communicator of the Year. Debbie is accredited by both the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America. In 2016, she was inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows, an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 350 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.
Q&A Session: 7:00-7:30
Founders Stories is a monthly series open to all entrepreneurs. From idea to exit or somewhere in the middle, we’ll talk with startup founders about what it takes to start a successful company.
Every month we’ll choose one founder to give their story— which includes their successes, failures and even the grey areas along the way.
TK is an entrepreneur, angel investor and experienced tech executive. He is also the author of the book How to Punch the Sunday Jitters in the Face. TK founded ToutApp, which was backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Jackson Square Ventures. ToutApp was sold to Marketo where TK then served as SVP Strategy. Marketo was then sold to Adobe. TK now spends his time investing in early-stage startups and leading the Unstoppable Life movement.
6:00pm – Networking
6:30pm – Introduction
7:00pm – Questions & Continued Networking